Robert Yee

David Richards Junior Research Fellow in Economic History


Robert Yee joined Wadham in 2023 as the third David Richards Junior Research Fellow in Economic History.

His research focuses on the economic and political history of modern Europe. He is particularly interested in the history of central banking, finance, and international relations. His main research project traces the rise of economic expertise in interwar Britain, while a second project explores the history of financial-sector regulation in Germany. Along with his past publications, his research aims to alter our understanding of modern economic governance in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Selected Publications

Yee, Robert. “A State of Supervision: The Political Economy of Banking Regulation in Germany, 1900s–1930s.” Business History Review 97, no. 1 (Spring 2023): 93–125.

Yee, Robert. “Reparations Revisited: The Role of Economic Advisers in Reforming German Central Banking and Public Finance.” Financial History Review 27, no. 1 (April 2020): 45–72.